In no certain order… 10. Those barnacles just ain’t feeding! This is red hot barnacle copulation! Turn the lights down low, everything’s goin’ to be just right… 9. Humboldt Squid are vicious, blood thirsty demons ready to rip the flesh off any living creature. Of course I tend toward exaggeration 8. Beautiful? Definitely! Slow? Stunningly! . . . → Read More: The 10 Greatest Web Videos of Marine Invertebrates
Reader Steve T. sent in some awesome papercraft from JAMSTEC, the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. You can print out a paper from a .pdf file. Don’t be dismayed by the japanese text everywhere, dotted lines tell you where to make the cuts. Below is the giant isopod (click on green rectangle under . . . → Read More: Deep Sea Japanese Papercraft
I really want this so badly! Too bad I both can’t sew (except of course field wounds) and read Japanese. Maybe Ellie can help me out. Better yet maybe I can get several of them and combine them with a crocheted rotten fish carcass. Then Kevin, Peter, and I could have a few pints and . . . → Read More: Fabric Giant Isopod
This whale fall video was produced by the laboratory of Dr. Craig Smith, University of Hawaii (craigsmi at hawaii dot edu).
COSMOS magazine touts itself as the providing the “Science of Everything”. The last issue (21) seems to deliver with articles on space elevators, Greenland’s ice sheet, Pioneer, artificial intelligence, marine protected areas, California ground squirrel, scientific ballooning, and more. On page 26 and 27 is my favorite article…but I might be biased since I . . . → Read More: The Science of Everything and Giant Isopods
Kevin’s wonderful post on the Giant Isopod inspired me to post on a topic I have long pondered. Frequent readers of DSN know that I am fond of Sylvia Earle and the topic of body size. Honestly, it is not just body size is all matter of size related issues. A roadside trip can . . . → Read More: Why is The Giant Isopod Giant?
Bathynomus giganteus (Arthropoda: Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) You know those cute little roly-poly bugs you found under rocks as a kid? You poke at them and they curl up into a little ball? Well, magnify that times 1000, take away the functional role of the eyes, head to the deep-sea and you’ve got the Giant . . . → Read More: From The Desk of Zelnio: Bathynomus giganteus